neutralise neutralise

Definition(s):

  1. (v) get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
  2. (v) make incapable of military action
  3. (v) make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
  4. (v) make chemically neutral

Usage(s):

  • Given Beijing's aggressive new strategy to neutralise the Tibet issue internationally, the only practical and effective course of action open to Dharamsala would seem to be what .

News

  • Obama calls on neighbours to stop fuelling Congo conflict

    By Drazen Jorgic and Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday called on states around the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern region to stop fuelling conflict there and implement a peace deal. After 11 nations signed the peace agreement, the United Nations started deploying an intervention force, MONUSCO, to neutralise armed groups in the mineral ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. When told that Kim Kardashian had "Bieber fever", Russell joked: "What? My little Justin? Keep away, Kim. I'll neutralise you with my doctor mitts!"
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Russell Brand Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "It's very difficult to focus on Cristiano Ronaldo and try to neutralise his game," Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said. "We tried to mark him when he came into the area, and basically neutralised his efforts."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Vicente del Bosque Source: Ninemsn

  3. "We realise that, if we cannot neutralise our enemy today without harming civilians, our enemy will give us the opportunity tomorrow," De Hoop Scheffer told the business daily. "If that means going after a Taliban not on Wednesday but on...
    on Jul 29, 2007 By: Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Source: AFP

Word of the Day
maxim maxim
/ˈmæk səm /